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Bird Challenge

Welcome to the PieceMaker "Bird" challenge! What amazing entries we received this time! - as always. :) Choosing a favorite will be near impossible, but it's what we're asking you to do. Please click over to the artist's shops to see more of their wonderful creations.

Thank you to Tiny Tiles Mosaic for giving our winner a gift certificate to their amazing shop. If you haven't checked it out, please do!

 Entry 1
 Moonlit Soul, by Mycentir Mosaics
Measures 12 1/4 in x 17 1/4in
"Moonlit Soul pictures an ever watchful barn owl in the night in front of the moon. I wanted to simulate the idea of a bird through different textures and colors in this piece. The idea is repeated through the tree trunks rough textured bark, streaky colored patterned glass, and even down to the hand cut and stained frame. I hammered metal pieces against the wood to create a scratched effect."


Entry 2
Rhody, by Flowering Moon
"I call this piece 'RHODY', after the Rhode Island Red Rooster, which is Rhode Island's State bird. The frame that I used has a very rustic look, and is multi purposed; so this piece can either be hung on a wall or displayed on a piece of furniture. It measures 11 1/2" x 13 1/2".



Entry 3
Blackbird, by Ocean Kisses
 
"This little bird measures 4 1/4 inches from tip of beak to tip of tail and stands about 1 3/4 inches tall. It is mosaiced on both sides with black, yellow, and orange stained glass pieces. The bottom and top are painted black."


Entry 4
Hoot By The Light Of The Moon, by Renegade Rose
"This piece is actually 2 substrates put together, one for the owl on a branch and the other for the moon. A special shout out to Pam and Bob at ZZBob's for the beautifully cut substrates! The owl is done up in shades of brown and cream stained glass with painted grout to highlight it's features. The eyes are glass eyes that I made, and are available in my etsy shop. The radiant full moon is done with mirror and speckled in grey stained glass. The stars and leaves are custom made for this piece out of polymer clay, painted and sealed. The entire piece is sealed with clear gloss spar urethane.
Measures 15" tall by 14" wide. Measurements include the suspended stars and leaves."


Entry 5
Mama's Dreams, by Pam Holt
 
   "The title is "Mama's Dreams". They are 8x10 inches each,and made to hold photos of someone special. They are shown with my 2 perfect grandchildren."


 Entry 6
Jonathon, by Sandy Stotz
 
"I took the seagull from the first stained glass window my dad ever made, it was our bathroom window for many years. I knew as soon as this challenge was announced that I would be doing something with his window. I had found the frame I used a few years ago at a garage sale and decided that I would create a mosaic beach scene with the seagull as the feature piece. I loved the book Jonathon Livingston Seagull and when I was younger, I always called dad's window Jonathon after the book. I draw many parallels in my life to Jonathon and am so pleased to put my passion of glass and more recently mosaics to use creating something so meaningful to me. I have placed two rocks in the piece, one saying hope and the other faith to always remind me how important these both are in my life, and that I can achieve anything because of this."
 



 Entry 7
The Contented Willow, by Frances Green
 
"The contented Willow finds happiness in birds of all colours and sizes. Who says Birds in the bush are worth less anyway? "



 Entry 8
Miss Hoot, by Alice Garrett
 Recycled Art
12.5" x 15.5"
"Although a little timid, Miss Hoot is truly excited about being in the challenge. She was very careful selecting just the right hair accessory for the occasion."


 Entry 9
The Guardians, by Pal's Creations
"The Angels remind me of my two beautiful granddaughters and my plan is to hang this in their bedroom."



Bird Challenge
Vote for your overall favorite piece
Moonlit Soul, by Mycentir Mosaics
Rhody, by Flowering Moon
Blackbird, by Ocean Kisses
Hoot By The Light Of The Moon, by Renegade Rose
Mama's Dreams, by Pam Holt
Jonathon, by Sandy Stotz
The Contented Willow, by Frances Green
Miss Hoot, by Alice Garrett
The Guardians, by Pal's Creations

5 comments:

Tina said...

Oh my gosh! I'm nearly speechless after viewing all these magnificent mosaics! My thought after seeing the first few was "How in the world will I be able to choose just one?", but after considerable thought, I did. It was so, so hard. Congratulations to you all for creating such beautiful works of art!

Lori Frank said...

I agree with Tina ~ it is going to be hard to choose just one with so many magnificent entries! Wonderful job fellow team mates! I am thoroughly impressed and proud to be a part of this team!

Sandy Stotz said...

Wow, amazing!! I am so honored to be a part of this creative group. You all inspire me..how do I choose just one?

Patti Cadwallader said...

Super cute and really pretty mosaics here. Good luck to everyone!

Mycentir Mosaics said...

Love Love Love the entries ladies! We have such a talented group!